the sacred everyday

my six senses instagram weekend.

25 Mar 2013

i stayed off the computer all weekend. i hadn’t planned on challenging myself to an “off the grid” weekend, but it just happened. and it felt good. i am thankful that i just let life go by, not feeling any pressure, inspiration, or desire to click around on my computer. i didn’t even facebook or read the news or anything on my computer. i did have my smartphone nearby, but it was mostly used for instagram. since i had my attention focused on my daily life, i was able to capture some of my weekend through instagram photos, which i’m gonna share with y’all in a moment.

but first, i wanna explain how i’m gonna do it…

i was inspired about a year ago (yes. i am the queen of procrastination.) by a fellow blogger, whose pictures and whole way of being i adore. we have no blogging “relationship” like i have with some of you, and i don’t know her in my private life, like some more of you. she’s someone i stumbled onto because i clicked on her blog via someone else’s blogroll. i liked the name of her blog: the urban hippie. sounded a little like me, i thought. and i loved her images & photos. click here to check out her blog.

i discovered that, from time to time, not sure if it’s every monday, she does a post called “five senses monday” where she posts photos she’s taken over the weekend, but also writes & describes memories from the past weekend/week which have inspired her senses. i thought that was brilliant. i knew immediately that i wanted to do the same. but, i haven’t.

until now.

so, here is my version of five senses monday. belovelive-style.

seeing: the beautiful river and blue sky on saturday morning as i walked to the bakery for fresh bread. gotta love eurpoean life. chatting with my parents over the internet – it’s the first time i’ve seen them since we left in january.

hearing: music, music, music on girl’s night! jammin’ with the piano, sining, and me on the electirc keyboard drums. hehe.

smelling: the chinese food when i went to pick it up. freaked me out & reminded me i’d be in china in one week. woo hoo!

tasting: i bought nutella. enough said.

touching: snuggling with my little cutie, zola.

feeling: soooo unbelieveably, thankful for having a weekend off to spend with my love and to get together with friends!

that’s it. my instagram weekend! and my first six senses monday! it was such an amazing relief to be off and to just be me. now, back to work for a week, and then vacation for two weeks! this week’s gonna be crazy and tough, so i’m asking for all your positive vibes , love, and thoughts. and i’m sending them right back to ya.

happy monday. peace.

No Comments

  • Reply eldinsmille 25 Mar 2013 at 09:10

    I just saw “The descendants” last night! (That is on the Television!)
    Nice photo of the cat on a pillow!

    • Reply liz 25 Mar 2013 at 11:37

      it was a pretty good movie!! don’t you think?
      thanks! it’s easy to photograph such a cutie-pie. 🙂

      • Reply eldinsmille 25 Mar 2013 at 11:38

        Yeah, Liz! It was a good good film!
        I bet it is easy!

  • Reply Louise Gallagher 25 Mar 2013 at 14:08

    What fun!

    Hope your week eases by with grace.

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2013 at 08:32

      thank you so much! i need any grace that there is.

  • Reply yogaleigh 25 Mar 2013 at 16:44

    I love her photos too and she’s on my blog roll as well. I like your take on five senses Monday.

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2013 at 08:32

      thanks a bunch!! 🙂

  • Reply kate1975 25 Mar 2013 at 17:10

    I love the idea. I hope I can do it in the next year.

    Good and healing thoughts to you.


    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2013 at 08:33

      thanks kate. i’d been wanting to do it for such a long time, and it just worked on this day. 🙂 wishing you peace. xo

  • Reply MakingSpace 25 Mar 2013 at 17:23

    Love this – I just signed up for Instagram this morning because of your photos. Thanks!

    • Reply liz 26 Mar 2013 at 08:34

      YAY!!! i need to know your name on instagram! i wanna stalk… uhhum… follow you. 😉

      • Reply MakingSpace 26 Mar 2013 at 08:35

        Cool! Same as on Twitter: AmyHorstSings – and I do not have anything awesome up there right now. A test picture of my lamp, and a cute pic of the kiddoes.

        • Reply liz 26 Mar 2013 at 08:36

          thanks!! you’ll get into it. just give it time! 🙂

  • Reply Five Senses … Tuesday | 27 Mar 2013 at 04:45

    […] also want to thank Liz, who wrote such a sweet post here about my blog and how it inspired her to do her own version of Five Senses. I love it! Visit her […]

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